Thursday, April 18, Shore Country Day School 3, Fenn School 9
The Fenn School lacrosse team raced by Shore Country Day School, 9-3, on Thursday, April 18 to win its fourth straight game. Seventh grade attack man Teddy Stiga got the offense going early in the first half. He collected two goals and two assists in the game. Ninth grade defender Andrew Pesce also was a standout performer, shutting down Shore’s top attack man. Kal Lonergan, a seventh grader, was a wall in net, especially in the final quarter as he made three consecutive saves on a single Shore possession.
Wednesday, April 24, Fenn School 10, Fay School 11
Fenn faced off for the first time this season against arch-rival Fay School on Wednesday, April 24, and true to form, this game was as close as it could get. While Fay dominated face-offs and held onto possessions, Fenn kept it close all the way. The boys in blue-and-gold surrendered the go ahead goal with just two minutes remaining, at which point, Fay ran down the clock. Attack man Luke LoPresti scored four times to lead Fenn’s offense, while midfielders Ben Cook and Ryan Winters each connected twice. The heart breaking 11-10 loss was Fenn’s first of the season.
“It was a good team effort but we came up short,” said coach Matt Ward. “We’ll see them again in the Fenn Junior School Lacrosse tournament and in late May at home.”
Coming Up: Friday, April 26, Fenn School at Worcester Academy
Thursday, April 18, St. Sebastian’s School 8, Fenn School 3
Fenn’s varsity baseball team faced a tough St. Sebastian’s School team on Thursday, April 18 at Fennway Park.
Fenn surrendered the game’s first run in the opening inning, then fell deeper in the whole, allowing Sebs to score three more runs in the third and three more runs in the fourth.
Down 7-0, Fenn players finally found their feet and put three runs across the plate in the bottom of the fifth.
Yet that was as close as it would get, as Sebs tacked on another run and Fenn lost, 8-3.
Sam Dean had two hits for Fenn, while John Kielar pitched four innings, striking out three.
Wednesday, April 24, Dexter Southfield School 5, Fenn School 6
Fenn seized victory over Dexter Southfield School in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, April 24, thanks to a walk-off error at the end of the game.
After spotting Dexter a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, Fenn knotted the game when Will Hickey drew a walk, scoring a run.
Fenn took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. Jack Doherty, Ted McKeown, and James Athanasoulas all contributed with RBIs. Yet Fenn allowed Dexter to get back in the game, as Fenn surrendered three runs in the sixth.
With the game tied 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth, Fenn loaded the bases with two out. Jack Doherty hit an infield pop fly that was mishandled by the Dexter fielder. Bobby Brady scored on the error for a 6-5 Fenn victory.
Brady took the win for Fenn, going one inning, allowing three runs on one hit, and striking out one. Conor MacLean was Fenn’s starter. He lasted five innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out four
Offensively, Fenn racked up nine hits on the day, with MacLean and Timmy Smith each collecting two.
Coming Up: Friday, April 26, Fenn School hosts Fessenden School
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Wednesday, April 10, Fenn School 10, Landmark School 8
Powered by two big innings, Fenn zipped by Landmark School in Beverly in the opening game of the season on Wednesday, April 10. Fenn flooded the field with five runs in the fourth inning, and duplicated that effort in the fourth inning. Additionally, Fenn committed only three errors in the game. Ben Doty and Dereck Then both pitched well on the mound in the 10-8 victory.
Coming Up: Thursday, April 25, Fenn School hosts Shore Country Day School
Thursday, April 18, Milton Academy 3, Fenn School 7
Fenn swept all four doubles matches against Milton Academy on a drizzly day on the home courts Thursday, April 18. Ninth grader Tim Hibben and eighth grader Kimball Khetani paired up for the first time and emerged with a 6-2 victory. Fenn split the singles matches, 3-3. The highlight was a marathon match at #5 Singles, in which Nate Blunt out-rallied his opponent to emerge a 7-5 victor.
Wednesday, April 24, Fenn School defeated by Fessenden School
Despite playing their best tennis of the year, the Fenn varsity tennis team was swept on Wednesday, April 24 by a powerhouse Fessenden squad. Fenn highlights included the singles debut of eighth grader Daniel Edelman, as well as the doubles play of John Drapeau and Nate Blunt. Drapeau overcame 17 deuces to hold serve in his marathon opening game.
Coming Up: Friday, April 26, Fenn School hosts Belmont Hill School
JUNIOR VARSITY TENNIS
Wednesday, April 17, Dedham Country Day School 2, Fenn School 6
One big hitter at the top of Dedham Country Day’s lineup powered his way to victories at #1 Singles and #1 Doubles on Wednesday, April 17, but Fenn’s JV boys held the edge at each of the remaining positions in the ladder and won the match, 6-2, under gray skies in Concord. DCD’s ace relied on a big, flat serve and firm ground strokes to beat Hayden Okurowski, on loan from Fenn’s idle varsity, at 1st Singles, 6-1. Meanwhile, captain Theo Randall cruised through a successful love set at 2nd Singles. Randall and Okurowski faced their singles counterparts a second time at #1 Doubles, and again, the visitors’ top gun was able to exert his will with strength and consistency on the way to a 6-4 decision. He was clearly the strongest player on the handsome blue and green courts on Annursnac Hill throughout the afternoon.
Bobby Skrivanek and Maxie Murphy secured workmanlike advantages at #3 and #4 Singles, respectively, nailing down their six-game sets in fairly brisk order while playing conservatively. They also formed Fenn’s #2 Doubles tandem and parlayed soft but steady groundstrokes into a 6-1 victory against a sporting, yet less-experienced DCD pair. Ben Ma and Avery Feather were two-time winners, as well. Graciously agreeing to play twice to ensure that all of Dedham’s players could compete, they followed their 6-2 turn at #3 Doubles with a 6-3 outing at #4.
The match was marked by superb sportsmanship from all – a terrific outcome for young athletes who are refereeing their own games.
Thursday, April 18, Fenn School 1, Fessenden School JV-B 6
Activating windshield wipers on the team bus while traveling to a tennis match is not an encouraging sign, yet Fenn’s JV tennis squad faced both the raindrops and Fessenden’s JV-B squad with aplomb on Thursday, April 18 in West Newton. Both sides handled the heavy, wet bounces and slick court surfaces with poise. The Bears won the match, 6-1, suggesting it was a one-sided affair, yet three of the sets were incredibly close, effectively clinched by just a couple of rallies in the decisive final games.
Maxie Murphy was Fenn’s lone winner on the scoresheet, prevailing 6-3 at #4 Singles on the strength of some fantastic drop shots. His deft slices were the perfect tactical weapon on a soggy day against an opponent who was cautious about approaching the net.
Theo Randall and Bobby Skrivanek battled gamely through two sets apiece for the Blue & Gold, and their determined play brought them tantalizingly close against spunky Fessenden boys. They joined forces at #1 Doubles to open the match, reaching four-all in a tiebreaker before yielding, 6-7 (4-7). In subsequent singles play, where the customary six-game sets were shortened to four games due to steadier rain, both Randall and Skrivanek scrapped and hustled to 3-3 and found themselves serving for a result in their seventh games. Yet, a couple of shots fell just a couple of inches too long or too wide, and their Fessy opponents claimed the service breaks they needed.
Avery Feather and Ben Ma rounded out the Fenn singles ladder with cheerful effort and moments of solid shot selection.
Coming Up: Friday, April 26, Fenn School at Worcester Academy
Wednesday, April 10, Fenn School defeated Milton Academy
Fenn’s track team opened the season with a win at Milton Academy on Wednesday, April 10. Fenn first place finishers included Cole Bloch in the shot put, Edoardo Takacs in the 100, Michael Mariani in the 200, Aidan O’Connor in the 400, Harry Bertos in the 800, and Peter Favero in the mile,.
Wednesday, April 17, Fenn hosted Pike School, Shore Country Day School, Dexter Southfield School
On Wednesday, April 17, Fenn hosted three schools but only claimed victory over one. Fenn lost to Shore Country Day School and Pike School, but defeated Dexter-Southfield School. Fenn’s Peter Favero finished first in the mile. History was made at this meet, as the day’s events included the first turbo javelin competition at Fenn.
Thursday, April 18, Fenn School hosted Applewild School and Fay School
Hosting Fay and Applewild Schools on Thursday, April 18, Fenn’s Peter Favaro took second place in the mile, while Edoardo Takacs placed second in the 100 and Michael Mariani was second in the 200. Fenn lost to Fay School, but got by Applewild School.
Coming Up: Friday, April 26, Fenn School hosts Fessenden School, Shady Hill School, The Learning Center